Breathe Easy Cottage – spacious, private, peaceful, beautiful.... memorable!

  • perfect for large groups: 8 bedrooms, sleeps 20-30+
  • very private cottage retreat, peaceful and pristine
  • spacious rooms with cathedral ceilings
  • views in all directions over rolling fields and forest
  • large, gourmet eat-in kitchen and library/diningroom
  • fireplace, firepit, barbecue, decks, screened porch
  • children and pets welcome


Booked until early February but available for most Spring and Summer dates..

Here is the perfect holiday location for large groups, family gatherings (including weddings and receptions) and office retreats year-round.

If you are looking for large private cottages and getaways for rent in Ontario, Canada you have come to the right place. "Breathe Easy" is a unique country house paradise on 140 acres, with expansive views of rolling forest and field in all directions, in a region of southern Ontario with many rivers and small lakes, and close to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, the Bruce Trail and conservation areas - perfect for your family reunion or holiday year-round. If you enjoy stargazing, the night sky is stunningly brilliant. The Styx River (part of the Saugeen River system) is at the base of the property, and the region is great for fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and exploring the natural outdoor environment, or, in winter,for skiing, snowmobiling and much more. (Check out our recreation page.) This beautiful quiet cottage rental is two hours from Toronto and in the heart of an area rich in culture (arts, crafts, music, theatre) and organic farming. Breathe in clean oxygen-rich air and enjoy a pristine environment, revelling in the sounds of nature. Breathe out the noises and tensions of city life. Visitors always comment on the harmony, peace and relaxation they feel here.

Enjoy this very welcoming and gracious country retreat. The south end has cathedral ceilings and consists of: a large, charming eat-in kitchen, equipped for gourmet cooking (deluxe glasstop stove, Cuisinart and many other appliances), with a screened porch off it; a well-stocked library/diningroom off the kitchen; a broad hallway (our halls are bigger than the rooms in many rentals!) to a large, bright livingroom, with fireplace, a long banquet table (for large groups or game playing ... check out our games cupboard and kids' toys and craft materials), french doors onto a deck; and a laundry room/two piece bathroom. The north end consists of a large entry hall with stairway (and stairlift - we are handicap accessible) down to the lower level; two bedrooms (queen-sized) with patio doors onto decks; a large office and an oversized bathroom/exercise room with corner tub, wheelchair-accessible luxury shower stall and a separate toilet/sink area. There are many windows and great views everywhere on the main level, and radiant floor heating and HRV throughout the house.

The lower level is fully finished and has six bedrooms plus an extra sleeping area. There are two large bedrooms with a king bed in one and a queen plus two twins in the other. Then there are three bedrooms with two doubles and a twin. The sitting area has a pullout queen-sized sofabed plus couch and futon bed. The very large sunroom is a multi-purpose space for arts/crafts, kids' playroom, dance area, or a dorm with up to nine twins. For very large groups we have extra twin beds in storage. two self-inflating queen size air mattresses and two tents. The lower level is rounded out with a three-piece shower bathroom and a rec room with ping-pong table and breakfast bar. In all, our cottage easily sleeps 20 and can handle more than 25-35 !

There are two decks and a screened porch, a firepit for bonfires and two barbecues, televisions, VCR, DVD and videos.

This deluxe country cottage not too far from the GTA is very well built and ideal for large family groups and provides accommodations suitable for Corporate retreats. Kids can make as much noise as they want downstairs or outside while adults have quiet conversations upstairs and there is lots of space to break into separate workgroups at an office retreat.

This luxury cottage south of Owen Sound is self-catered, but everything you need, whether for weekend rentals or a lengthy vacation, is included, except your consumables. See our FAQ's for more details about what's supplied.

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A special place for your special event

Family gatherings


Weekend retreats




Country weddings


Breathe Easy exceeded our expectations! The house has a lovely energy that infused our event and the surrounding grounds allowed us to have a ceremony out in nature just the way we wanted to. There were plenty of beds and a comfortable, cozy design with a unique and personal energy that matched our vibes perfectly.